I Love You But

I love you but you’re boring.

same old wriggle

same old fuss.

mono-conversationalist.

humdrum humdrum

nappiesful of tedium.


I love you but enough

of this banal melodrama.

I have needs too you know—

to be undistracted,

to meander in thought,

to be near water, alone.


I love you but I swear

absence makes the heart grow fonder

absinthe makes the harp Jane Fonda

is that thought or memory?

speak, mind! quiet, child!

murderer of wits.


I love you but soft,

you enchanter, hypnotiser.

our routine of wonder—

we read it again, drink it again

sing and then sing it again.

I love you when you’re boring.

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